Some mysterious yard signs popped up around Cincinnati last week advocating a "no" vote on the Cincinnati Public Schools tax levy.
The signs are bright yellow with black text, and are mysterious because they include none of the usual fine print identifying their creator or funder.
They're not the work of the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, said chairman Jason Gloyd. But they are the work of a COAST member, Hyde Park resident Paul Naberhaus, a former candidate for county commissioner.
He bought 250 signs with his own money, Gloyd said. "He informed us at the last meeting that he'd already purchased some signs, and he's going to start putting them up," Gloyd said, adding that COAST fully supports his efforts.
The disclosure rules for signs only apply to committees, not individuals, although Naberhaus will have to file an independent expenditure report, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
Naberhaus declined to elaborate on Monday, citing a death in his family that required an out-of-town trip, saying only "I'm glad you saw them."
CPS supporters hit the streets with their own pro-Issue 10 signs over the weekend as well.